After waging a tireless six-year campaign in the historic Spoon River region of central Illinois, residents in the small town of Canton are celebrating a state hearing officer's proposed denial of a permit to a rogue coal company for a devastating stripmine.
Governor Pat Quinn is one of President Obama's major supporters, so it seems a little odd to see him helping get Reboot Illinois off the ground -- a startup from donors who funded some of the most hard-hitting attack ads on the president.
Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.
Looking for more than an Internet connection in a hotel room? Being away from friends and family on business can be more comfortable in the Midwest in an inn that feels like home but offers all the amenities you need to do your work while on the road.
The Illinois Republican Party officially imploded this week. The Chicago Sun-Times calls it a "bloodbath." That's putting it mildly.
Conny is a German mother of three adult children. Since we met, she has learned quite a bit about the American political system. Of course, it's different from her country's, not just in its structure, but also regarding the issues we choose to publicly debate.
A University's historical events are like road signs that depict the direction one should go. Today Benedictine University and its graduates have not only helped changed for the better their own lives but also the community and the world in which we live.
Illinois is the fourth-largest hog-producing state in the country. But water quality problems have caused real concern about that state's regulation of the rapidly growing hog industry.
Private-sector workers in Illinois need to save more for retirement, and the state needs to make it as easy as possible for them to do so.
It was a tale of woe and defeat. The stories and statistics were horrifying reminders of the broken politics of Illinois that has defeated progressive efforts for reform, social justice and equity for decades.
Going after the demand side of the sex trade makes sense, and this national movement to end demand for the sex trade isn't just a "moral crusade." End Demand Illinois campaign advocates for a variety of strategies.
Our Meatpacking District is the real deal: bloody, apron-clad workers moving pounds of meat and fish in the wee hours.
I am just one of the overwhelming majority of Americans who is responsible and hard-working, and at one point in their life benefited greatly from government programs such as student loans, Medicare and Social Security.
Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, who has supported the encampment and fended off calls for it to be shut down, says Romney should get directly involved in the issue.
With all the hullabaloo, it's easy to overlook one of the most striking features of last week's strike: From park districts to libraries to not-for-profits to private homes -- almost every kid in this increasingly dangerous city had a safe place to ride out the strike.
I like to ask people out in Los Angeles where they're from. Men who have been in California for 30 years don't hesitate before saying your name.